Manon Grandjean: Mastering Your Own Mixes and Recording Like There's No Demo - Progressions: Success in the Music Industry

Episode 55

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1st Dec 2021

Manon Grandjean: Mastering Your Own Mixes and Recording Like There's No Demo

This week's guest is London based mixer and mastering engineer Manon Grandjean. Manon has spent much of her time lately working with UK chart topping grime and hiphop artists such as Stormzy, Dave, Fredo, and AJ Tracey. Some of her other credits include London Grammar, Craig David, Birdy, and Nao. In 2017 she was named "Breakthrough Engineer of the Year" by the Music Producers Guild and then followed that with "Recording Engineer of the Year" in 2018. We chat about freelancing in London, realizing the power of templates, and how career perfectionism is different from project perfectionism.

In this episode, we'll dig in on...

  • How smaller budgets change the way young engineers learn to record
  • Mastering your own mixes
  • Career spanning perfectionism vs project based perfectionism
  • Freelance engineering and assisting at multiple studios to pay the bills
  • Picking a good manager that is on the same page as you
  • Realizing the power of having a recording template
  • Being classically trained on guitar and harp growing up
  • Growing up interested in science and discovering recording as the combination of music and science
  • The importance of having a setup that is ready to go at all times
  • Winning Breakthrough Engineer of the Year
  • Transitioning from engineering to mixing
  • Always pushing yourself and learning

Learn More About Manon Grandjean...

Website: https://www.manongrandjean.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grandjeanmanon/

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Guest: Manon Grandjean

Host: Travis Ference

Editor: Travis Ference

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Progressions: Success in the Music Industry
Interviews highlighting successful careers in music and breaking down the steps it took to achieve their goals.
I do not believe the people who have thriving careers and fulfilling lives in music can look back and attribute it all to “luck”. At some point in their career they committed themselves to a goal and took steps to achieve that goal. That's what Progressions is here to highlight. We will set you up for success by bringing you an array of interviews with guests from all parts of the industry. By focusing on identifying significant steps and turning points in their careers we hope to inspire you to set big goals for yourself and by doing so design the music career that you've always dreamed of.
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Travis Ference

Travis Ference is a Grammy nominated mixer, producer, and recording engineer based out of Los Angeles, CA. With over a decade of experience in the music business he has worked on multiple #1 albums, several top 10's, numerous RIAA platinum and gold certified records, as well as hit TV shows and blockbuster films. His work can be heard on more than 15 million albums sold and billions streams worldwide.

The inspiration for his podcast came from his journey over the last 5 years to redefine what success is for him, to take control of his time, and to ultimately live the life he wants while making the records he loves.